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    NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    Scapple for Quick Maps

    I’ve mentioned my use of the relatively new application Scapple before, but as I work towards finishing off the epic that ‘Some Other Scotland‘ has become, this apparently simple little app has been making a growing impression on my workflow.…

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    More Challenging

    Having managed to get halfway through the “10 Weeks – 10 Sounds” challenge with an interesting collection of new tunes, the time has come to step it up a little. February is home to two musical equivalents of NaNoWriMo that…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Some Other Scotland,  Writing

    Pushing Forty

    For the final weekend of NaNoWriMo I’m pleased to have hit the 40,000 word mark – a milestone worthy of comment, I think. That leaves only 10,000 words to hit the NaNo goal, but I think, from progress so far,…

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    NaNo Halfway

    The halfway mark for NaNoWriMo has passed and I am pleased to say that I have managed to stay on target. The little chart here shows a couple of yellow and orange days, which are those where the daily target…

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    NaNoWriMo 2012

    It’s that time of the year again and, after sitting out last year’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I’m giving it another shot in 2012. This time I have set myself the goal of writing another 50,000 words to Some…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Podcast

    Wiener Blut

    My NaNoWriMo story broke the 42,000 word barrier, but fell short of the 50,000 required to ‘win’. This is not a bad thing, however, as the story is far from finished. The final result is likely to be somewhere in…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    We walked in the cold air…

    Progress on the NaNo novel is going well, having hit over 12,000 words today. My rate slipped a little on Friday as I was en route to the wonderful city of Vienna to visit Katharina, who you may be familiar…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    Introducing “Rubbing Pennies”

    Day 2 of NaNoWriMo and I have as many chapters of my story complete. The work-in-progress title I have given it is “Rubbing Pennies”, being the tale of a billionaire who is reduced to poverty and has a journey to…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    NaNo Begins

    NaNoWriMo has started and, at just twenty minutes in, I have 213 words written. It’s a long way to go, but it is a start. I have two main characters worked out and a pretty good idea of the first…

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    NaNo Prep

    Next month is going to be pretty crazy, with 50,000 words to get down in only 30 days, so a little preparation is required. The first thing to do is to clear the boards to make room for the novel.…